Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway

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Contents

Title

Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway

Author

Ernie Shepherd

Publisher

Midland Publishing (2005)

ISBN

1 85780 198 9

Review

This is a hardback book by Midland publishing printed in 2005.

It tells the story of this fascinating railway that opened in stages from 1849 from the city of Cork in the east to Bantry and Baltimore in the west.

A colourful history it is too with contractors going bankrupt, shareholders revolting and of course its involvement in the war of independence and civil war where it was frequently attacked by both sides!

Apart from a branch to Kinsale that closed in 1931, the rest of the line carried on until it was all closed in 1961 rendering most of the county of Cork railway-less.

Unlike the other mainline companies most of its loco's were tank engines including two from America. There are pictures galore, track plans and lists of loco, carriage and wagon details to whet a modellers appetite.

Whilst not a cheap book at £25 (can be had for less) its a good read and worthy of any bookshelf.

Reviewed by

Moogle